Is It Already Time To Plan Your Christmas Cards?

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You’ve just packed your flip-flops away and are still hanging onto your short skirts and tees for another few weeks. You don’t want to wave goodbye to the summer. Unfortunately, it’s over now. Does it mean you should be thinking about Christmas already? Technically, now is the best time to start planning your Christmas greetings. Indeed, things will begin to move very quickly towards the end of the year. Halloween is only a few weeks away. Then you need to plan for Thanksgiving, and finally, Christmas is just around the corner. In other words, the earlier you start taking some items off your to-do list, the easier it’ll be for you in the long term. Ultimately, the last trimester of the year is packed with celebrations and stress. While it might be a little early still to buy all the presents, now is the perfect time to get ready with the preps that can be started well ahead of the celebrations. In other words: Get your Christmas greeting cards ready now!

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Why start so early?

If you have a large family with five or more children, it’s fair to say that it takes a lot of work to get organized. Ultimately, it can be tricky to get everybody on the same picture – for your Christmas cards – especially when your kids have an agenda packed with activities. Between kids who train regularly with sports clubs, or kids who are attending college, you might need to set a date for your family photography well in advance! Admittedly, it’s fair to say that families with young children don’t need to start very early. If you have a baby or a toddler, it’s best to take the picture as late as possible as your child will change a lot in a short time. However, you can have a go at making a list of all the people you want to send the cards to; this will ensure you can check prices.

Choose your props together

Christmas cards are the fun time of the year where you can be creative. There are plenty of exciting card themes that you can do with kids – Silent night where you silence the kids is a classic for families with young children, for instance. You can also have a playful mug shot of the family, promising Santa that you can explain the misbehavior of the year. For older kids, you might want to pick a more general Christmas feel with women’s Christmas sweaters and hats for everyone. Ultimately, you’ll need to find your props ahead of the photo shooting.

When’s the right time to send your cards?

When should you ideally send your cards? You need to consider that most Christmas cards are sent just after Thanksgiving. Some families follow the advent calendar, and consequently, your card should arrive between four and three weeks before Christmas. If you add a couple of weeks for the production and the addition of a handwritten note on each card, you should be ready to order your cards by early November at the latest!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, get all your photos! Don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s too early to plan Christmas. Starting now gives you just enough time to pick a theme and all the props you need to make your greeting cards work.


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